Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#38880 date: Jun-14-2017
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony E 16 F2.8
Sony E 20 F2.8
Sony DT 16-55 F2.8
Tamron 17-50 F2.8
Discover 25 F1.8
price paid:179 USD (open box)
positive:Center sharpness wide-open
Minor complex barrel distortion
Silver
Includes hood and pouch
negative:Even slower optically than the slow 30/2.8
Very curved focus plane
Aluminum finish wears poorly
comment:After the lovely 30mm F2.8 Art, I was hoping for similar performance from it's slightly larger brother. I also purchased a second well used copy for $123. This copy had some obvious tilt as the right side is much sharper than the left. This variation is similar to the Sony E 16mm F2.8.

The Sony E 20mm F2.8 pancake is just as bad or as good in different ways. The Sony is better stopped down across the frame. The Sigma is good for centered subjects wide-open. This behavior is at odds with uses suggested by their physical size difference. The A-mount 16-50mm F2.8 SSM kit zoom has much better image quality than either of these but does't work well with E-mount cameras.
reviewer#35789 date: Mar-13-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:N/A
price paid:299
positive:Lightweight
Compact
Excellent AF performance
negative:Lower sharpness than other ART series
Plastic build require appropriate care
f11+ shows diffraction
comment:For a couple hundred dollars, you won't find a better superwide. Hardly perfect but has the widest range of usable apertures and works with the a6300 AF controls very well. Competes with many much more expensive lenses.

This piece is part of my hiking lens kit, which includes its 60/2.8 sibling and an M42 Takumar 100/4 macro.
reviewer#11952 date: Aug-17-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55mm
price paid:300 USD new
positive:Great image quality, fast enough, solid build, excellent fit to e mount, exif says it's a sony 19mm lens, excellent focusing on the A6000, less so on the A3000 due to very different focusing engines. Excellent value for money. Compact and light weight.
negative:flare may be an issue when indirectly aimed into a low sun, more or less within expectations for this semi-wide angle lens. Won't make sharp sunstars due to very small f16 f22 aperture, rounded iris, but stars it does make.
comment:I really like this lens a lot. It's a great wide angle walkabout lens and great for landscapes, panoramas and indoors. f 2.8 on the APSc is fast enough. Lens rattle is not a problem, it's in the design and it looks, feels and performs like a pans-leica on the m43 line.

Album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/roguemd/sets/72157645739777411/
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.33
  • flare control: 3.67
  • overall: 4.27

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